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Sports Mentorship

1-on-1 learning and original research projects customized around students' interests

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A mentorship in sports can take many forms, depending on which focus most interests a student. Those drawn to the business of sports can focus on the logistics of college, semi-pro, and professional sports, while those interested in sports performance might study the psychological effects of social, cultural, and team dynamics on individual performance or athletes’ mind-body connection. In a sports mentorship, students can take their interest as an athlete or fan and translate it into a viable career path or academic passion. Previous final projects have included academic research articles on chronic traumatic encephalopathy in football players, op-eds on nepotism in the NFL and the influence of race in NFL hiring practices, as well as proposals and best practices to reduce concussion risk in young athletes.


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Op-eds on nepotism in the NFL, influence of race in NFL hiring practices and the legacy of Giannis Antetokounmpo in the NBA

Academic review paper of the science behind chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which covered the history of the disease, animal models in CTE testing, modern CTE pathology, diagnosis and treatment

Business model and pitch deck for a youth athletic academy that would bring tennis to underserved communities

Prototype for a new football helmet to better prevent concussions designed with a neuroscientist at a top research university